Back after an unplanned absence.

Some of you may have noticed that there have been no posts from me this week. It wasn’t a planned absence, but rather a series of unfortunate events.
First I had trouble with the wi-fi at the end of last week, so I wasn’t able to finish writing my posts for this week to schedule them just in case. Then I was away for the weekend and came home sick – so sick that I spent all week in bed and basically slept through three whole days. Therefore I wasn’t able to do anything; I’m sorry for that.

I’m fine again now though, so everything will be back to normal again ๐Ÿ™‚
The last post I had planned for Banned Books Week will follow soon as a regular discussion post as well as a new book review. I will probably also catch up on some tags and of course, there will be the memes I regularly participate in again next week: Top Ten Tuesday, WWW Wednesday and Diversity Spotlight on Thursday.

If you missed my series of posts for Banned Books Week, maybe you’d like to read those in the meantime:

Pt.1: On The Practice Of Banning Books
Pt.2: Theย Problem
Pt.3: The Reasons
Pt.4: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

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Banned Books Week – Pt. 4: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby.

bbw-logoAs I’m sure most of you know by now, it’s Banned Books Week and I’mย running a series of blog posts discussing the banning of books to celebrate the event. In the first post, on Monday, I kicked off the series with a short post about the event as well as how and where books are being banned. The second postย demonstrated why the banning of books is such a problematic practice with an excursus on an ugly chapter in world history and the third post continued the series with a look at the not-so-noble nature of the reasons behind the banning of books.

While the last post focused on the bans targeting diverse content, this time I want to discuss the reasons that have to do with people in their birthday suits and what they might do together.
[tip: if you’re offended by the big bad word s-e-x, you better not read this post. Of course you may also read it and then issue a formal request at the next library to ban my post onย their computer networks.]
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Banned Books Week – Pt. 3: The Reasons.

bbw-logoAs I’m sure most of you know by now, it’s Banned Books Week and I’mย running a series of blog posts discussing the banning of books to celebrate the event. In the first post, on Monday, I kicked off the series with a short post about the event as well as how and where books are being banned. The second postย demonstrated why the banning of books is such a problematic practice with an excursus on an ugly chapter in world history.

Inย yesterday’s post Iย concluded that anyone who attempts to (or does) ban books, is trying to indoctrinate others with their own beliefs.ย Today I want to continue the series by discussing what kind of beliefs those are.Read More »